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Trans Am Names New Technical Director for TA2

Doug Nagy comes to Trans Am as an FIA-licensed technical inspector. He previously held positions at Saleen, Bell Motorsports and Mosler Automotive.

2024 Trans Am National Schedule Boasts Addition of Two Tracks

The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli has announced the 2024 schedules for its national championship, which will visit 12 venues. Officials also announced details for its Western championship, which will stop at six tracks with its eleven-race schedule. The national championship schedule offers the return to many of the same classic venues as seasons

Twin-Turbo 461 cid Pontiac Engine

If you’ve ever seen a properly built “Bandit-style” Trans Am, it’s likely one of your favorite cars. Our whole crew was jealous of Nick Weigand at this year’s Sick Week, as Nick showed up in Florida with a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am that was just built beautifully, and featured a twin-turbo 461 cubic inch Pontiac engine under the wing-adorned hood.

1977 Trans Am with a Twin-Turbo 461 Pontiac Engine

During Sick Week this year, there were more cool cars than we could count. However, few stood out as much as Nick Wiegand’s 1977 Pontiac Trans Am featuring a twin-turbo 461 cubic inch Pontiac engine. We caught up with Nick at Bradenton Motorsports Park to get the full story of the build.

94mm Turbocharged 427 LS-Powered Pontiac Trans Am

What started as a sad roller rescued from Kentucky has since turned into a turbocharged 427 LS monster capable of 6-second passes and 250 mph. Thanks to the Chechaks and Vinson Racing Engines, this 1998 Pontiac Trans Am is a serious drag-and-drive contender. Check out what went into this 2,000-hp LS engine build.

Trans Am Series Announces New Leadership in Driver Orientation Program

The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli has announced new leadership for its Driver Orientation Program.  Following the upcoming retirement of Terry Earwood, who has managed the program since its inception, Ernie Becker will be at the helm of the curriculum, which aims to assist SVRA crossover drivers and series newcomers both on and off

Trans Am Announces New Name, Start Date for West Coast Championship

Trans Am Race Company officials have announced that its West Coast-based championship will be renamed the “Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli Western Championship.” A new date and venue will also be added to the 2022 calendar.  Thunderhill Raceway will now stage the Western Championship’s season opener as part of the Northern California Shelby Club

Radford Racing School to Offer Trans Am Racing Program

Radford Racing School has announced the debut of a Trans Am Racing program making it the only school in the U.S. to offer such a racing experience. The new Trans Am program was developed in collaboration with legendary driver development coach and champion NASCAR and Xfinity Series racer Chris Cook, who has trained some of the world’s greatest

Trans Am Returns to Racing at Mid-Ohio

Some four months since the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli has last raced, the series announced it is ready to return to race action in a big way this weekend. After staging a successful 2020 season-opening weekend at Sebring International Raceway on the last weekend in February, the season went on pause following the